Immigrant Ancestors

Tristram Hull

On this day, 22 February 1667, Tristram Hull (my 11th great-grandfather) passed away.

Circa 1624, Tristram Hull was born in Northleigh, Devonshire, England to the Rev. Joseph Hull and his wife Joanne (Joane). He joined older siblings Joanna, born in 1620, and brother Joseph, born circa 1622.

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Johan Georg Herwig

On this day, 2 December 1868, Johan Georg Herwig, my spouse’s 3rd great-grandfather, passed away.

Born on 17 May 1812, in Hesse-Kassel, Germany, nothing is known of Johan Georg Herwig’s childhood, including his parentage.

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George Moore

On this day, 20 November 1864, George Moore, my 4th great-grandfather, passed away.

Born in Scotland circa 1811, nothing is known of George Moore’s childhood or his parentage, unfortunately.

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Peter Erb

A sketch of Bern, Switzerland soon after the time of Peter Erb’s residence, 1757

On this day, 24 May 1801, Peter Erb passed away. He was my 8th great-grandfather.

In February 1712, Peter Erb was born in Bern, Switzerland to parents Hans Erb and Barbara Moser.

Peter Erb joined the following known siblings: Nicholas (born 1703), Barbara (born 1704), and Anna (born 1707). The final known sibling, Ulrich, was welcomed to the family in 1715. Nothing more is known of Peter Erb’s childhood.

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Rev. Joseph Hull

My genealogical researches have uncovered dozens of devout ancestors. This is the fourth installment of a series of posts titled “Doing God’s Work: Our Families’ Faithful”, documenting the lives of those who served God.


In the previous post of this series, I presented the life and times of William Christian, a vicar on the Isle of Man.  This one focuses on the life of Rev. Joseph Hull.

Joseph Hull, my 12th great-grandfather, was born in 25 April 1594, in Crewkerne, Somerset, England. He was the youngest child of Thomas Hull, a yeoman, and Joane Peson/Pysing (spelling varies).

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